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Old April 28th, 2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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Hello from Louisville, Kentucky

I found this forum while doing research for my next bike. Looks like a solid forum (I've been in forums for many of the bikes I've owned in the past) with plenty of smart, social and friendly folks here. Glad to be here.

The Multistrada was actually my first choice, I like the 2015 improvements, but alas, the HS is a bit more in my price range as it is several thousands cheaper. And it has most of the features I'm looking for.

My last bike was a 2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000, a FUN bike but a little high-strung for my tastes. I'm getting a little older (just passed the 50 mark) and I'm slowing down to actually "smell the roses" instead of blowing by them at warp speed and shredding them. I've had an FZ1000 recently, several sport bikes and sport tourers. This would be my first Ducati.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 10:58 AM   #2
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I found this forum while doing research for my next bike. Looks like a solid forum (I've been in forums for many of the bikes I've owned in the past) with plenty of smart, social and friendly folks here. Glad to be here.

The Multistrada was actually my first choice, I like the 2015 improvements, but alas, the HS is a bit more in my price range as it is several thousands cheaper. And it has most of the features I'm looking for.

My last bike was a 2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000, a FUN bike but a little high-strung for my tastes. I'm getting a little older (just passed the 50 mark) and I'm slowing down to actually "smell the roses" instead of blowing by them at warp speed and shredding them. I've had an FZ1000 recently, several sport bikes and sport tourers. This would be my first Ducati.

just check on the insurance first. otherwise I love the bike. I just turned 43 and am coming off of a street triple.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 11:11 AM   #3
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I Ride: Hyperstrada, Transalp & Fireblade
Welcome aboard mate! I think you'll like the Hyperstrada a lot. I test rode it against the Monster and the Multistrada and the Hyper was just so much more fun!! I never had a Ducati (never been a fan of V-Twins) before but the 821 engine in these things is a work of art.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 01:53 PM   #4
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Thanks to both of you for the warm welcome. I will check on the insurance but it shouldn't be too bad for a man my age, plus my driving record is spotless so that will help. And as far as the motor, yes, Jokeshopbeard, everything I've read says that motor is awesome. I don't feel the need for a liter bike anymore, this twin should have enough torque. What I do like about this bike is its apparent agility and low weight.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 02:04 PM   #5
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I found this forum while doing research for my next bike. Looks like a solid forum (I've been in forums for many of the bikes I've owned in the past) with plenty of smart, social and friendly folks here. Glad to be here.

The Multistrada was actually my first choice, I like the 2015 improvements, but alas, the HS is a bit more in my price range as it is several thousands cheaper. And it has most of the features I'm looking for.

My last bike was a 2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000, a FUN bike but a little high-strung for my tastes. I'm getting a little older (just passed the 50 mark) and I'm slowing down to actually "smell the roses" instead of blowing by them at warp speed and shredding them. I've had an FZ1000 recently, several sport bikes and sport tourers. This would be my first Ducati.
Not sure a bike with the name "Hyper" is best for you

How about the new FJ09?
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Old April 28th, 2015, 02:17 PM   #6
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Age is no barrier with the HS. I will be turning 60 in June and I've had few bikes over the last 45 odd years of riding, and the Hyper is the most fun. This is also my first Ducati. Cheers and happy riding.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 03:27 PM   #7
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Age is no barrier with the HS. I will be turning 60 in June and I've had few bikes over the last 45 odd years of riding, and the Hyper is the most fun. This is also my first Ducati. Cheers and happy riding.
It sounds like OP wants to settle down a bit and relax. I don't know about you but I never feel like relaxing on mine!
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Old April 28th, 2015, 03:36 PM   #8
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It sounds like OP wants to settle down a bit and relax. I don't know about you but I never feel like relaxing on mine!
Very true. This thing makes me wanna ride it hard!!
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Old April 29th, 2015, 01:46 PM   #9
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Not sure a bike with the name "Hyper" is best for you

How about the new FJ09?

That's funny. Actually, I looked very closely at the FJ09 for a long time. Functionally, it offers quite a bit.

But if I'm going to make four years of payments on the thing, she better make my heart rate go up when I look at her. All four years. That FJ09 is, well, a bit homely, IMHO. And parked next to the Duc, it loses that beauty contest hands down. Their prices are very close to each other though.

And when I say I'm ready to relax a little...relax is a relative term.

I'm 6'2" or so and am wondering how taller riders have found the comfort level to be for longer trips (250+ miles). Any six foot plus riders want to comment?
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Old April 29th, 2015, 01:50 PM   #10
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Age is no barrier with the HS. I will be turning 60 in June and I've had few bikes over the last 45 odd years of riding, and the Hyper is the most fun. This is also my first Ducati. Cheers and happy riding.
Thanks for the words of encouragement 821torque2go...Nice photo too. Have you tried the taller touring windscreen, and if so, did it help?
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